The great war is here.
So says Jon Snow in the following trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7.
And while Jon Snow is often accused of knowing nothing, we're pretty sure he's right on point in this case.
HBO has unveiled the first extended preview for this summer's seven-episode season, which will kick off on July 16 and which will also kick things into VERY high gear.
“Everything happened quicker than I’m used to,” said Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) of filming Season 7. “A lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode."
Added producer David Benioff in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
"For a long time we’ve been talking about the wars to come. Well, that war is pretty much here. So it’s really about trying to find a way to make the storytelling work without feeling like we’re rushing it.
"You still want to give characters their due, and pretty much all the characters that are now left are all important characters."
With fans curious about the four Game of Thrones spinoffs in the works, this promo ought to get them re-focused on the original show itself and what's on tap in July and August.
Below, we see Cersei outline all the enemies that are making their way to King's Landing, as she tells Jaime they will defeat anyone who gets in their way.
"We’re the last Lannisters," she says at one point, this is their duty.
Ummm... what about Tyrion?
"The last Lannisters that count," Cersei says.
Elsewhere, a certain Mother of Dragons is dead set of taking her rightful place on the throne. And it looks like she'll make it across the sea on Season 7.
"I was born to rule the seven kingdoms. And I will," says Dany.
HBO has confirmed that this iconic series will wrap up after Season 8, which will kick off in the summer of 2018.
But while that's sad to ponder, Kit Harrington assures fans that the journey will be well worth it.
“They spent an increasing amount of money on less episodes, so it’s gonna be much bigger in scale, the CGI,” teases the actor behind Jon Snow, adding:
“We’re trying new things, experimenting with new camera techniques. I think we’re trying to break boundaries and push past boundaries in these final two seasons.”
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